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"Crash Test Dummy"
for Leo Conoza

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Concept

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Dummies in line storyboard
Dummies in line storyboard

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Leo approached Joyride with an already existing concept, the idea of a lover using him as a crash test dummy, treating him poorly and only using him as a means to an end. We fell in love with the idea and developed it into a flushed out visual concept.

 
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CGI backup dancers

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Near the end of the pitching process we had a final idea to elevate the video even further: CGI crash test dummies as backup dancers. We captured Leo's performance on camera as well as his choreography in a Rokoko motion capture suit. After less than 2 weeks of post time we completed over 1 minute of shots complete with tracking marker removal, full body rotoscoping of Leo, and of course, dummies.

 
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Cinematic look

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A critical point of success for this project was achieving a specific color pallet and cinematic look that Leo and Joyride discussed extensively in pre-production. Saturated blues and greens in the shadows, a subtle warmth in the mid range, and a crispness to feel more movie-like than video. 

 
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Final & Credits

Starring

Leo Conoza

Co-starring

Sunny Edas

Line Dummy 1

Eustace Banks

Line Dummy 2

Earl Spears

Line Dummy 3

Philly Alphilas

Line Dummy 5

Peyton Tenison

Shot at

Electric Pony Studios

Directed By

Jason Carman

Produced By

Leo Conoza

Jason Carman

Choreographer

Sunny Edas

Production Manager

Nicolas Hernandez

1st AC

Anthony Dinardo

Gaffer

Nolan Ause

 

Production Assistant

Gianella Montenegro

Production Assistant

Ivan Manriquez

Vehicle Coordinator

John Carman

Data Wrangler

Indy Gott

Post Production by

Joyride Studios Inc

Dummy Model by

3D Molier

Rigging Assistance

Royal Skies LLC

Special Thanks

John Carman

Indy Gott 

Royal Skies LLC

The Blender Foundation